Deadlines

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Prilla Smith Brackett Award Art Prize - deadline

Jun 2, 2024
Applicants must identify as female, live in the Greater Boston area, and be at a career stage beyond the first five years of professional practice.

The biennial Prilla Smith Brackett Award honors an outstanding female-identifying visual artist based in the Greater Boston area. Funded by Prilla Smith Brackett (Wellesley Class of 1964) and administered by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. The $15,000 cash award will be given to the artist whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic vision, talent, and skill.

The 2024 application portal will open on Wednesday, May 1 and close at 11:59pm on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Early applications are encouraged in case any questions arise about the process.

Learn more about the 2024 application process here.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Rhodes Scholarship: Global Competition - campus deadline to declare interest

Jun 20, 2024
Rising seniors, current seniors, and alumnae from any country not included in another Rhodes competition (see official website for details), who meet the official eligibility criteria.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  One of the oldest and most prestigious international awards, Rhodes Scholarships provide full funding for postgraduate study in any field at the University of Oxford.  For the first time in 2018, Rhodes Scholarships were opened to citizens of any country, through the creation of the Global Competition for the Rhodes.

Interested Wellesley candidates in the class of 2025 or earlier, who are not eligible to apply through one of the other Rhodes competitions (find the list here) should declare their interest in applying for Wellesley's nomination for the Global Rhodes competition in 2024 by this date (find further details via Wellesley Career Education's resources for Rhodes applicants).

*Please note that while only Rhodes applicants in the Canadian, Global, and US competitions need first secure Wellesley's nomination for the Rhodes, Kate Dailinger, of Career Education, is delighted to talk with any Wellesley student or alumna interested in applying for the Rhodes (simply book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, to talk in person or via telephone/video chat, year 'round: it's wise to plan ahead, as it takes time to put together a strong application, and many Rhodes deadlines fall at busy seasons when advising appointments fill up fast...)

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline for fall deadline post-grad fellowships

Jul 24, 2024
Those planning to postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 21 and December 31, 2024.

Plan ahead and give yourself a head-start! 

July 24 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 21 and December 31, 2024 (including, among others, Fulbright, Rhodes*, Marshall, Watson, Knight-Hennessy, Schwarzman, Pickering/RangelGates-Cambridge, NSFGRFP, Soros, and other scholarships for grad/prof study; plus some undergraduate scholarships like Goldwater & Truman): if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 24 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

(Applicants who miss the draft deadline will be accommodated time-permitting, after those who met the deadline.)

Find application advice on our website 24/7, and watch Career Education events listings for application workshops, including over the summer! And any Wellesley student or grad considering applying for any fellowship or scholarship need not wait until the draft deadline to book a Fellowships advising appointment to talk over strategy, discuss choice of recommenders, get feedback on drafts, etc.: we'd love to talk with you.

*Please note that RHODES Scholarship's rules prohibit applicants from seeking or receiving feedback of any kind on their personal statement, but the academic essay, resume or list of activities and awards MAY be discussed, along with advice on choice of recommenders, plans for study at Oxford, etc. Note, too, that some Rhodes competitions have deadlines on or before July 24. Please plan ahead, and best of luck!

Undergraduate, Travel

Gilman-McCain Scholarship - fall direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: open to students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid and who are children of active duty military.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. 

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship application is open! Receive $5,000 (or up to $8,000 if you’re studying a Critical Need Language) if you're a child dependent of active duty military member and receive any type of Title IV Federal Financial Aid to go abroad on an in-person or virtual program.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually or in-person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from New Zealand in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are three Scholarships available for New Zealand, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the New Zealand Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

India Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from India in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are five Scholarships available for India, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Indian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--Fellowships advising appointments are available all summer long: book via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Pakistan in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Pakistan, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Pakistan, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Southern Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, or eSwatini in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are ten Scholarships available for Southern Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  Southern Africa includes South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and eSwatini.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Southern Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

East Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for East Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  East Africa includes Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for East Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

West Africa Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from West Africa in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for West Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford. West Africa includes: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for West Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment  via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 15, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zimbabwe in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zimbabwe, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zimbabwe, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants--advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current DACA recipients.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are thirty-two Scholarship available for the United States, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Canada Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are Canadian citizens.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are eleven Scholarships available for Canadians, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Marshall Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field. As they gain a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Scholars’ direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their personal growth and ultimate success.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the late summer and early fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

*NOTE that this application deadline is earlier than in previous years and will be in August going forward from 2023 onward*

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer you many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 130 countries. 

This is the deadline by which to apply for the Fulbright with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee.  You can apply directly for the Fulbright, but why not get help if you can? Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate, Travel

McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill - campus deadline to declare intention to apply

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: candidates in all fields, from any country, planning to apply in the same application cycle for admission to a full-time master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University.

The new McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University!

Applications will open this summer for the third global cohort. Up to 20 Canadians (citizens, permanent residents, and refugees) and 10 international candidates will be chosen as McCall MacBain Scholars for September 2025 admission. A further 80 or so partial scholarships will be awarded to distinguished finalists!

Wellesley deadline to declare your intention to apply for the McCall MacBain (via this form): August 21, 2024, in advance of the direct application deadline in late September. Full official details and application via the McCall MacBain website. And don't miss Wellesley Career Education advice and support for graduate/professional study, including tips on searching for scholarships for graduate and professional degrees!

Any prospective Wellesley applicants for the McCall MacBain are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Wellesley's fellowships team. Drop in to chat at Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (dates/details via Career Education events listings: search Handshake events for "pop"), and/or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August and early fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long, as well as during the academic year: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Australia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 25, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Australia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are nine Scholarships available for Australia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Australian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office:  https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program - expected direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens and planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall following application for the Rangel.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship program seeks young people interested in making a difference in the world as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $84,000 over two years toward a master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development support, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

*Did you know?  Both Cassandra Cronin '19 and Kismat Dhaliwal '21 won the Rangel in 2021-22!  Will you be next?

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else!  Or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu

BONUS: don't miss our tips on searching for scholarships for graduate/professional degrees and advice about applying for graduate and professional degrees!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, or Palestine in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

For updates and additional details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for this Rhodes competition, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Germany Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Germany in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Germany, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the German Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Kenya Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Kenya.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Kenya, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Kenya, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advisng appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Postgraduate

Wellesley Repertory Theatre Grant Program for graduates - campus application deadline

Aug 31, 2024
Eligible are Wellesley graduates who are at least two years out from completing their studies at Wellesley (a major in Theatre is not required).

Through the Wellesley Repertory Theatre Grant Program, Wellesley College Theatre Studies and Wellesley Repertory Theatre will provide project grants every two years to Wellesley College graduate theatre-makers to bolster career progression, encourage creative risk, establish bespoke laboratory conditions for artistic growth, and foster artistic engagement in their own communities. WCT will gather this cohort of grant recipients and our campus community of makers in alternate years to connect, reflect, and share - through presentations, performances, conversations, gatherings and workshops.

Find full details and application here

*Did you know that Wellesley graduates have access to free career advising for life, including about careers in the arts and about fellowships?

Postgraduate

Wellesley Repertory Theatre Grant Program for graduates - campus application deadline

Aug 31, 2024
Eligible are Wellesley graduates who are at least two years out from completing their studies at Wellesley, but need not have majored in Theatre.

Through the Wellesley Repertory Theatre Grant Program, Wellesley College Theatre Studies and Wellesley Repertory Theatre will provide project grants every two years to Wellesley College graduate theatre-makers to bolster career progression, encourage creative risk, establish bespoke laboratory conditions for artistic growth, and foster artistic engagement in their own communities. WCT will gather this cohort of grant recipients and our campus community of makers in alternate years to connect, reflect, and share - through presentations, performances, conversations, gatherings and workshops.

Find full details and application here.
 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

China Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 2, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae, in any field, who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are four Scholarships available for China, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for China, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointmentbefore August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zambia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 2, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zambia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zambia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zambia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Malaysia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 2, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Malaysia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Malaysia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Malaysia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowships with deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Saudi Arabia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 5, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Saudi Arabia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  There are two Scholarships available for Saudi Arabia this year, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Saudi Arabia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 5, 2024
Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2, applying for eligible U.S. graduate programs to start in 2025-26.

Interested in a career serving U.S. interests abroad?  If so, the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world.  Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC and at U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions around the globe.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.  The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

*Did you know? JoAnn Jung '20 won the Pickering, as did Alex DeWeese Dec '22 and Michelle Lee '23!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else!

Plus: don't miss Career Education advice about applying for graduate/professional programs and searching for additional scholarships for graduate and professional study!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

United Arab Emirates Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 5, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the United Arab Emirates in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for the United Arab Emirates, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for the United Arab Emirates, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent graduates from any country in any field.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat as well as in person.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Israel Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Israel.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Israel, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Israel, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the Commonwealth Caribbean in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. There is one Rhodes Scholarship available each year for the Commonwealth Caribbean, which covers Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent, Trindad and Tobago, and, the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for the Commonwealth Caribbean, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Jamaica in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Jamaica, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Jamaica, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Singapore Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 13, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Singapore in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Singapore, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Singapore, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadliens in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Hong Kong SAR Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 13, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Hong Kong in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Hong Kong SAR, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Hong Kong SAR, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

STEM Post-Doc in the UK: Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

Sep 15, 2024
Eligible: U.S. citizens with PhDs in STEM fields.

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2025. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. The Fellowships, which are funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enable American scientists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.

The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas.

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment with Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of the Fellowships office, through Handshake. Book an appointment over the summer and beat the fall rush.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 16, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Bermuda in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Bermuda, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Bermuda, without any Wellesley application process, interested applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment with Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of the Fellowships office, through Handshake.

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, International Student, Internship

Brooke Owens Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 21, 2024
Eligible: anyone whose gender is underrepresented in aerospace (e.g. cisgender woman, a transgender woman, non-binary, agender, bigender, two-spirit, demigender, genderfluid, genderqueer, or another form of gender other than cisgender man) and who is currently pursuing a bachelors or associates degree as of October 2024, and will have at least one semester of study left after summer '24. International students with CPT are eligible!

Brooke Owens Fellowship offers paid internships and executive mentorship for exceptional undergraduates in aerospace!  Work at the coolest companies, doing the most meaningful things; connect directly with the leaders of today's industry; build a network that will launch you to the career of your dreams.  

Did you know? Shannon Kearney '18, Grace Jackson '22, and Paige Dean '23 won the Brooke Owens Fellowship!

Please note, this is an expected deadline. Check official website for details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (see Handshake events for listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

 

Undergraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Daniels Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 2024
Eligible: seniors in good standing at Wellesley.

Wellesley's Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowship is a merit award intended to encourage the maverick spirit at Wellesley. It is meant to provide an opportunity for seniors to envision and carry out a piece of work that they would love to do before graduation—a work of imagination as well as intellect, a worthy and vivid dream project that explores who they are as well as what they know. The Daniels supports a senior project (that may be but is not required to be an honors thesis).

What would you love to do?

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  The Fellowships team would love to help you consider ideas and craft a strong proposal: drop in Fellowship Pop-up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake.  And access application advice 24/7 via our website. You can also email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu (but please note that the Daniels competition goes through the Provost's office, not Fellowships). 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected direct application deadline for US applicants

Sep 25, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge. Details and application, plus helpful videos, via: www.gatescambridge.org.

 This is an expected deadline: see the Gates website for the most up-to-date information

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  

Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Caitlin Roberts-Donovan or Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Caitlin or Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly... Career Education offers graduate school resources & advising--don't go it alone!  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - expected direct application deadline

Sep 25, 2024
Graduating seniors and recent graduates, in any field and from any country.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship and leadership development program which seeks to prepare leaders to address global challenges in the 21st century and beyond! With applications launched for the very first time in 2017, each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue any graduate or professional degree in any field offered at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

 For full details and how to apply, see the official website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Although there is no campus application process for the Knight-Hennessy, Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment to discuss application strategy, get feedback on drafts, etc. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Postgraduate, Service

Govern for America Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 25, 2024
Eligible: rising seniors who are U.S. citizens and are able to commit to the two year program (no GPA or major requirement).

States are where we tackle our nation’s toughest issues. From education to health care to criminal justice and more, states are where Americans see their government in action. But today, state governments are in dire need of new perspectives, passionate people to get things done, and talented leaders with the ability to move our country forward. At Govern for America, we recruit, develop, and connect exceptional graduates to key roles in state governments across the nation through a two-year, paid fellowship. If you are looking to use your passion to make a difference and your skills to solve some of today's toughest challenges, the Govern for America Fellowship is for you.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.  There are usually two fall application deadlines, one in October and one in December; interviews vary based on the deadline by which you apply.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 27, 2024
Eligible: Wellesley students enrolled in a 360 in the fall or intending to enroll in a 360 in spring.

A generous gift from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust allows Wellesley to support students pursuing independent research projects through the senior Honors thesis program.  The fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit, and the number of fellows each year is determined by available funding and the number of qualified applicants.  **For details please see the Schiff website.  

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student, Service

German Chancellor Fellowships for Tomorrow’s Leaders - expected direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates of the past decade or so who hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, South African or American citizenship and work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow: Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, South Africa or the USA? Would you like to implement a self-chosen project that supports your career development, is societally relevant and has a lasting public impact? Are you interested in actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders? Then apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship for the next step of your career.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or booking a Fellowships appointment through Handshake.  

Travel, Postgraduate

Luce Scholars Program - direct application deadline

Oct 1, 2024
Eligibility: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates may be graduating seniors, recent graduates, or young professionals under the age of 32, OR if older than 32, candidates must have received their bachelor's degree within the past three years. Candidates who have spent a significant amount of time (18 weeks or more since beginning college) in more than one of the countries where we place Luce Scholars are not eligible to apply for the Luce. Candidates who have spent 18 weeks or more (since beginning college) in only one of the countries where we place Luce Scholars are eligible to apply but will not be placed in the country where they have spent significant time.

The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, the Luce Scholars Program provides leadership training, stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for up to 18 Luce Scholars each year. We welcome applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields, with a range of backgrounds and experiences, who have had limited exposure to Asia. This transformational program is experiential rather than academic and is not for those seeking research funding. 

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Wellesley's Fellowships team: drop in to Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for times/links) and/or book a Fellowships advising appointment as available via Handshake.  *Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Submit drafts by the optional campus draft deadline in July, and note that advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an early summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Postgraduate, International Student

Venture for America - expected fall direct application deadline

Oct 1, 2024
Eligible: graduates from the classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, OR hold other work authorization that is valid through June 2026.

Venture For America prepares recent college graduates for careers as entrepreneurs.  As a Fellow, you’ll gain business skills and professional development at our intensive Training Camp. For two years, you’ll work at a startup in a full-time salaried position, learning how to build and grow a business firsthand. From there, you’ll be ready to be a leader in business or launch one of your own.

Applications for the Class of 2024 are now closed! Check back in mid-July for info on applications for the Class of 2025. If you have any questions you can reach out to  talent@ventureforamerica.org.

Please note: there are multiple (but identical) deadlines, which will be posted on a rolling basis. The criteria remain the same for every deadline, but we recommend applying as early as possible so that, if admitted, you’ll have the most time to complete Onboarding and prepare for the Match process.  

Did you know? Nicole Ntim-Addae '20 won Venture for America!  Come by Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (listings in Handshake) or book an appointment via Handshake to ask questions and learn more.

 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected deadline for international students

Oct 1, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge by citizens of any country other than the UK. Details, application, and helpful videos via: www.gatescambridge.org

Applications for entry in the academic year 2025-26 will open in September 2024.

US citizens resident in the USA: expected deadline 10/1/1024

Other eligible applicants: expected deadline 11/15/2024 or 12/18/2024 depending on your course

Check website for updates

 

Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Caitlin Roberts-Donovan or Kate Dailinger, who did her own graduate work at Cambridge! Drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Caitlin or Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly...

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Oct 4, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens.

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Foundation currently offers up to 15 scholarships per year, and Wellesley is invited to nominate no more than 2 candidates annually.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Drop in online to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (details via Career Education events listings on this website and in Handshake): no appointment required!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - expected direct application deadline

Oct 7, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Application Deadline(s) vary according to proposed field of study (& are 5 p.m. local time at applicant’s mailing address).  Please note, this is the earliest of expected deadlines; see the program website for updates and details.

Read their NSF 101 about the GRFP, and check the website for full details at https://www.nsfgrfp.org. While you're there, don't miss helpful FAQs

Questions?  To complement conversations you should be having about your application with your research/academic mentors in the field, prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team, at our Pop-up Advising (see Events listings on this website), through appointments as available through Handshake, email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.  If we can't answer your questions, you can email  info@nsfgrfp.org or call them toll-free:  1-866-673-4737  (8:30am-5:30pm ET).

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for spring semester

Oct 7, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Explore further details and the application HERE.

*Did you know? Lizamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in Fall 2018? Read more here!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - direct application deadline

Oct 8, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 130 countries. 

This is the deadline if you are applying directly for the Fulbright, as opposed to applying with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee, but why wouldn't you want the support of the Wellesley committee? The campus committee wants to help every Wellesley senior or graduate put forward the strongest possible application: the campus deadline is typically in August, to give the committee time to read and applicants the chance to take advantage of the committee's advice as they finalize their applications ahead of the national deadline.

*Any Wellesley student or graduate interested in the Fulbright is warmly encouraged to seek application advice from the Fellowships team.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment via Handshake  and beat the rush! Or drop by Fellowships Pop-Ups virtually or in person (details via events listings).

Travel, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Gilman-DAAD Scholarships - fall direct application deadline

Oct 10, 2024
US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients are eligible for the Gilman. Apply in October for funding for programs that start between December 1 of this year and October 31 of next year.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports up to a year of study abroad in any discipline. Receive up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 if you’re studying a Critical Need Language) to go abroad on an in-person or virtual program as a college student if you’re a U.S. citizen and Federal Pell Grant recipient who will finish your degree after the proposed study abroad!

The Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholarship is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship Program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This scholarship supports a wider effort between the United States and Germany to increase and diversify international student mobility among German and American higher education institutions.  Successful applicants will receive a study grant of up to $5,000 to be used toward tuition, housing, travel, and related costs for up to one academic year in Germany.

Please see details and application via: www.gilmanscholarship.org/. Be inspired by what Gilman Scholars have to say about their experiences. 

*Apply in October 2024 for funding for programs that start between December 1, 2024, and October 31, 2025 apply by the March 2025 deadline for programs that start between May 1, 2025 and April 30, 2026.

Interested Wellesley College applicants should talk with the terrific folks in the Office of International Study for advice about the right study abroad program: http://www.wellesley.edu/ois , but they are also most welcome to book a Fellowships advising appointment for help with their Gilman applications or to drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education Events listings for details). Come talk with us!

 

Service, Postgraduate

Immigrant Justice Corps - Justice Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 11, 2024
Eligible are those who will complete their JD at a US law school in the spring following application and recently minted JDs. (For full details, please see official website.)

Each year Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) awards Justice Fellowships to approximately 25 recent law graduates from across the United States – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and immigrants. [IJC also offers Community Fellowships for recent college graduates, with an application deadline in the spring.]

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in US immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs. 

Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including:

  • Removal defense

  • Affirmative asylum applications

  • Relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking. 

IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary and benefits.

Sign up for an official webinar to learn more, and check out their website while you're at it!

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Africa - expected direct application deadline

Oct 11, 2024
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

A Princeton in Africa (PiAf) fellowship experience is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for personal and professional development and growth. It is often described as a way to get a foot in the door of the field of development on the African continent. It is also an opportunity to join a growing community of passionate PiAf alumni.

The fellowship experience varies greatly depending on placement and organization. Some Fellows work closely with a supervisor or colleague(s); others work more independently. Some Fellows work in offices that are filled with local staff; others work with a high number of expatriates. Some Fellows live in urban areas like Johannesburg and Nairobi; others are based in very rural areas with limited resources.

No matter the host organization or the location, all fellowships are 12 months long and all Fellows experience support from Princeton in Africa staff, alumni, and other Fellows. Community is a PiAf guarantee.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in online to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Ups (search Career Education events listings in Handshake for "pop up") or book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake. Or email fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens, seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2025 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship supports a 2-year master’s degree program for those preparing and planning for careers in the United States Agency for International Development.  The program also offers paid summer internships, mentorship, career support, and more! (Please see the program's website for full details, plus Applications TipsFAQs about grad school, the application, and more.)

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Did you know?  Mai Yer Xiong '14 was a 2018 Payne Fellow; check out her bio here!  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. And don't miss other scholarships for graduate/professional study!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 14, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads applying for a PhD in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, or first-year graduate students in those programs, who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships support up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities in the United States for those who intend to direct their studies toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society. 

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Did you know? In 2016-17, Alex Ferris, Wellesley class of 2016, won the Hertz!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellsley applicants are very welcom to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

International Student, Travel, Service, Fellowship

Echoing Green - fall cycle expected direct application deadline

Oct 14, 2024
Eligible: applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organization (thus usually graduating seniors and graduates - but US citizenship is NOT required).

Echoing Green supports emerging leaders who see possibility in the face of today’s most existential challenges. They seek leaders from all over the world who are designing solutions with and for their communities. The Echoing Green Fellowship offers seed-funding (up to $90,000) and support for social entrepreneurs. The program is looking for visionary leaders who are advancing racial justice and upending structural oppression globally to build a world where all people can thrive! 

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any Wellesley students or graduates are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising (see events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

**Did you know the following Wellesley graduates were Echoing Green Fellows? Uttara Bharath Kumar '93, Tina Choi '94Sara Minkara '11 Read about their bold ideas and about their careers on the Echoing Green website--and find inspiration to pursue your own idea!

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Asia - expected direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2024
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with and located on-campus at Princeton University. Founded by Princeton students in 1898, the program fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities, particularly in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. PiA aims to contribute to building a world where individuals share a mutual appreciation and respect for the diversity of cultures and perspectives and cultivates life-long bridges to Asia. The fellowship program offers Fellows a change in perspective, a job that matters and a community for life.  Fellows receive an immersive, paid work opportunity at a host organization in Asia. (Please note that PiA Fellows are employees of their host organizations, and not of PiA.)

 Please note that the application closes at 12:00 pm EDT. Learn more about the program through their website.

Did you know? Tina Xu '18 was a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow in 2018-19!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website--no appointment needed!) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Interac - expected fall direct application deadlines

Oct 18, 2024
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.

**Please note that Interac accepts applications year-round but recruits annually in the spring (apply by early November) and fall (apply by early May).

Benefits: monthly stipend, help arranging housing; housing and airfare costs are not covered.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Chevening Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 24, 2024
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae from Chevening-eligible countries (see website for which countries/territories these are; but they do not include the US or UK).

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It supports one-year master’s courses in the UK for students committed to returning and contributing to their home countries.  Please note applications are due by 12:00 pm GMT on the deadline date.  

**This is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate, Travel, Undergraduate

Critical Language Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 29, 2024
Eligible: undergraduates (including seniors) and graduate students who are U.S. citizens in any field of study.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully-funded summer overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.  Explore prerequisites and details on the CLS website, and don't miss upcoming official CLS webinars, Q&As, some of them specific to an individual language!

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Hear from Kayla Nakeeb '21 about her experience with CLS and why she'd encourage you to apply! 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  We'd love to talk with you!  Or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - direct application deadline

Oct 31, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates whose birth parents were born outside of the US as non-US citizens. You might have been born in the US or be a naturalized citizen, adopted from abroad, a Green Card holder, granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or have graduated from high school & college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients). You must be 30 year old or younger as of the application deadline and planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2025-2026 academic year.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate/professional study in any discipline at universities in the United States. 

Find out if you're eligible!

(Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 2:00 pm EST.)

Did you know? Nneoma Nwogu '10Sanja Jagesic '08, and Dana Im '10 all won the Soros, and there were Wellesley finalists for the Soros in 2018-19 and 2021-22! Might the next Wellesley Soros Scholar be you?

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Postgraduate, Travel

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2024
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens; prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Benefits include airfare, insurance, housing, monthly stipend, tuition costs, 2 months intensive German study.  All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by November 1 for the program year beginning the following July. 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate

Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) Liu Xiaobo Fellowship - expected SPRING term direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2024
Eligible: U.S. citizens who are graduates of an accredited Bachelor's, Master's, or J.D. program or current graduate-level students. Candidates should have completed at least some China-related coursework; it is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate. Chinese language skills: Fellows should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and government documents. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. A successful candidate for a fellowship will often have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

The CECC’s Liu Xiaobo Fellowship was created in honor of renowned Chinese Nobel Prize laureate and prominent political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died in state custody in July 2017.  The Liu Xiaobo Fellowship provides significant professional experience for individuals with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, in addition to strong Chinese language skills. Fellows work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, institutions of democratic governance, environmental issues, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.).

CECC Fellowship positions are filled twice a year. The Spring term (Part-Time, 15-20 hours a week) begins approximately in early February and ends in mid-May. The Summer term (Full-Time, 32-40 hours per week) begins approximately in mid-May and ends in August/September. 

** Please see the program website for updates and additional details. 

 

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2024
Eligible: candidates who will hold at least a Bachelor's degree by arrival date, to live and work in Japan for one year or longer beginning next fall. US citizenship not required; Japanese language proficiency is only required for Coordinator for International Relations positions.

The Japan Education Training (JET) Program allows young professionals to live and work throughout Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations as interpreters/ translators. Open to nationals of many countries. Japanese not required. The Program seeks participants who are adaptable, outgoing, and have an interest in Japan.

Please see the program website for updates and additional information.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (see listings in Handshake events) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Undergraduate, Service, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Junior Summer Institute - expected direct application deadline

Nov 2, 2024
Eligible: undergraduates who will complete their degree between December 2025 and August 2026. Please note: U.S. citizenship/permanent residency/DACA status is NOT a requirement for selected programs in the fellowship, so international students are eligible.

The The PPIA Fellowship grants future public policy leaders access to the Junior Summer Institute (JSI), a fully funded and rigorous graduate school preparation program, and lifetime participation in PPIA's Alumni Network and annual Public Service Expo. 

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Once a student has completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

** Application opens in September 2024, check back or see website for deadline

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Pop-up Advising (details via Events listings on this website), through a one-on-one Fellowship advising appointment as available through Handshake, or by emailing fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Travel, Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Princeton in Latin America - expected direct application deadline

Nov 6, 2024
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates of North American and Canadian universities (although some placements will not be available to individuals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents); working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) is necessary, as well as an academic grounding in the region's culture, history, economics, society, and politics and a sustained record of volunteerism and community service..

Princeton in Latin America matches partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.  

 Did you know? Johana Mata '17 was a PiLA Fellow in the Dominican Republic in 2018-19!

*Note that there are some costs to applicants, although there is some amount of aid available to those with financial need (see official FAQs for more information).

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The GEM Fellowships Program - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2024
Eligible: rising seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, especially members of underrepresented minorities, applying for eligible graduate degree programs. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 for MS Fellowship and 3.0 for Ph.D. Fellowship.

GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers.

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2024
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and applying to graduate school.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by the of application deadline, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program - expected direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2024
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program supports three years of PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences at NIH and one of the NIH university partners in the US or abroad (including Oxford and Cambridge). There are many NIH-University partnerships available to US citizens, US permanent residents, or international graduate students. Review the partnership descriptions to determine which pathway, partnerships, and online application form are most appropriate for your admission consideration. Please see the program website for full details and application.  

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2024
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose last degree was received before June 30, 2016.

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Postdoctoral - expected direct application deadline

Nov 28, 2024
Eligible: Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 8, 2016 and no later than December 8, 2023, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees and refugees. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline. 

The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Dissertation - expected direct application deadline

Nov 28, 2024
Eligible: Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates in a dissertation-required program, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Must have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree except for writing and defense of dissertation by December 8, 2023. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applications are due by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date.  

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 30, 2024
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.  Funding ranges from $8,000 to $50,000.

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for fall semester

Jan 6, 2025
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

*Did you know? LIzamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in fall '18!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.